Online Investigation

Identify Anonymous Defamers

Often times, the biggest challenge to stopping cyber-attacks and removing unwanted material from the Internet is being able to identify and locate the individuals and webmasters that are intentionally hiding their identity, location, and contact information.

At Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis, LPA, our experienced Internet attorneys and team of online investigative and forensic experts are highly trained in identifying and locating people, groups, and organizations that attempt to hide their identity.

We utilize deep web advanced search tools, WHOIS and DNS Look Ups, Metadata Tracing and Analysis, E-Mail and Social Media IP Traps, Website Forensics, Private Investigator Services, and “John Doe” lawsuits and subpoenas to identify those who appear to be anonymous and unidentifiable.

Although no one can “guarantee” 100% successful identification in every circumstance, in today’s digital age every website, electronic communication, and click of the mouse can leave a trail of evidence or electronic “fingerprint” as to the identity and location of a user. When utilizing the full range of investigative and forensic resources offered by our team, we offer a very high chance of successful identification.

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New Jersey Court Makes Identifying Anonymous Online Speakers Easier

On April 5, 2013, a New Jersey State Appellate Court issued a ruling creating an exception to the state’s standard for allowing plaintiffs and easier way of identifying anonymous online speakers. In the lawsuit, a hospital filed an action against several anonymous...
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Identifying Anonymous Speakers on the Internet Just Became Easier in Michigan

On April 4, 2013, a Michigan state appellate court ruled that stringent first amendment standards of protection do not typically need to apply to defamation lawsuits that seek to identifying anonymous speakers on the internet. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff, Thomas M....
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